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People wait in line at the Pandemic Food Distribution event Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, at the SIU Banterra Center, in Carbondale, Ill. Volunteers help load boxes of food into the cars in line. The food comes from the USDA Farm Table program to help those affected by the pandemic.

USDA’s Farm to Table program hosts a Pandemic Relief Food Distribution

By Monica Sharma, Staff Photographer October 26, 2020
“Everyone is able to get food and there are no restrictions,” Fowler said. “It’s just an amazing program and we are fortunate to be a part of the program."
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Exploring SIU’s sustainability mission

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Exploring SIU’s sustainability mission

By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi, Staff Reporter October 25, 2020
SIU has implemented various sustainability initiatives on campus to help the environment but there is still a long way to go to create an environmentally conscious and friendly society.
Chris Wissmann (middle) teaches a Karate demonstration with students, Rossana Lausell (left) and Isaac Lausell (Right) at the Southern Illinois Unity Coalition’s Stop the Violence event held at Attucks Park Saturday, October 24, 2020, in Carbondale, Ill. “We came out to support Sensei Wissmann which is one of our two Karate teachers at the park district. I started with Shotokan, which I still practice with Sensei Everheart at SIU but with Sensei Wissmann I’ve been training for a year and a half,” Issac Lausell said.

Gallery: Stop the Violence

By James Allen, Staff Photographer October 24, 2020
The Southern Illinois Unity Coalition held their Stop the Violence event at Attucks Park in Carbondale, Ill. on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. The event consisted of an African art display, painting, and a karate demonstration.
Polling stations across Illinois continue to keep their doors open for the Presidential Primary Election despite the growing concerns of the spread of COVID-19 on Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020 at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, IL.

House race for district 115 features two third party candidates

By Jason Flynn, Staff Reporter October 24, 2020
The Illinois state House of Representatives race for the 115th congressional district may be the most competitive the race has been since the district was created. 
Nancy Maxwell attempts to keep her candle from blowing out due to wind during the moment of silence in remembrance of Xe’Quan Campbell, a 16-year-old Carbondale Community High School student who was murdered in 2019, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Carbondale, Ill.

Carbondale community members hold vigil to stop gun violence

By Keaton Yates, Staff Reporter October 23, 2020
Southern Illinois Unity Coalition organized a vigil on Friday to bring awareness to gun violence and in remembrance of a 16-year-old Carbondale Community High School student who was murdered in Nov. of 2019.
Protestors march down a street in Carbondale, Ill. chanting “Black Lives Matter” in a counter-protest to the passing Trump supporters Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in  Carbondale, Ill.

Gallery: Trump train faces counter-protest in Carbondale

By Emma Deeter, Staff Photographer October 18, 2020
On Saturday, October 17th, 2020 in Marion, Ill. a Trump rally was held to show support for the president. They called this the “Trump Train” as they were decorating their cars and trucks with flags and drove from Marion to Murphysboro. In response, there was a counter-protest that happened in Carbondale, Ill. 
Justice Ginsburg’s death impacts Supreme Court

Justice Ginsburg’s death impacts Supreme Court

By Janae Mosby, Staff Reporter October 18, 2020
The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who served for 27 years in the U.S. Supreme Court, affected the hearts of many Americans worldwide and is impacting the political climate of the United States.
Grace Durocher, a biochemistry major, helps out fellow students paint pumpkins at the Moon Light on the Lake event Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, near campus lake.

SIU Honors Assembly hosts Moon Light on the Lake

By Jared Treece and Leah Sutton October 17, 2020
"This was just a good way to get people out, because of Coronavirus, all these students have been stuck in their dorms with nothing to do."
Q&A with Illinois 12th District Congressman Mike Bost

Q&A with Illinois 12th District Congressman Mike Bost

By George Wiebe, Staff Reporter October 14, 2020
Bost is a member on three House committees, previously served three years in the Marine Corps., and later ran his family’s trucking company until he was elected to Congress. Bost is running for re-election against Democratic candidate Ray Lenzi, a Carbondale resident and former SIU student.
Sudip Ghimire, SIU Computer Science major, plays soccer in a field near the Brookside apartment complex on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in Carbondale, Ill., “Football [soccer] is my passion even COVID-19 cannot stop me playing football. I come here every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday to boost myself and try to be fit and happy,” Ghimire said.

Photo of the Day: Staying active during COVID-19

By Monica Sharma, Staff Photographer October 12, 2020
“Football [soccer] is my passion even COVID-19 cannot stop me playing football. I come here every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday to boost myself and try to be fit and happy,” Ghimire said.
Sarah Sanders (left), Rev. Sarah Richards, and Becca Tally look to the inmates in the yard at the Pulaski County Dentition Center during the prayer vigil Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Ullin, Ill.

Gallery: Activists hold prayer vigil at Pulaski County Detention Center

By Jared Treece, Staff Photographer October 11, 2020
The Carbondale Interfaith Council held a prayer vigil at the Pulaski County Detention Center on Sunday to pray for the detained inmates, their families and for the center’s employees.
Dr. Meera Komarraju, SIU's interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs poses for a photo outside of her office on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 in Anthony Hall at SIU.

Get to know your Provost -Meet Meera Komarraju

By Jamilah Lewis, Staff Reporter October 11, 2020
Meera Komarraju is the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at SIU. She oversees the academics of the university and looks over the recruitment of international students. 
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